As a prerequisite, all vehicles carry a first aid kit. Each kit is sealed so that we know when any items within the kit have been used. It is part of the driver's daily checks that the kit is in place and sealed. The First aid kit is also checked as part of regular preventative maintenance inspections.
All vehicles must carry a fire extinguisher. Each extinguisher is sealed so that we know if it has been used. It is part of the driver's daily checks to ensure that the extinguisher is in place and sealed. The fire extinguisher is also checked as part of the regular preventative maintenance inspections. The driver will also make the passengers aware of all the fire exits.
Smoking on board any company vehicles is prohibited by law.
The maintenance of our vehicles is of prime importance. Vehicle maintenance records aremaintained by the service manager. As a precondition of our operator's licence, vehicles have to undertake preventative maintenance inspections every 6 weeks. These inspections are also carried out to the highest of standards.
The company operates a nil defect reporting system as recommended by the DVSA. Daily reports must be made for each vehicle used by drivers so that any defects can be identified and rectified.
Each coach is provided with a safety pack to include a Hi Visibility Safety Vest and Hazard Warning Triangle.
Each vehicle is supplied with a body fluids spillage kit. The contents of these kits are checked on a regular basis.